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North Road bar with red Gropes on Chikashi's vintage Motobecane bike

How he has treated Gropes

 

– Seal oil applied on both sides.

 

– Saphir Medaille d’Or ‘Hermès Rouge’ shoe cream applied on grain side.

 

– Saphir Medaille d’Or neutral shoe polish applied on grain side and polished.

 

– Bar end cork replaced with Veuve Cliquot La Grande Dame champagne corks (1988 on right, 1986 on left).

 

– Remnant leather used to make hub shiners.

 

More information about Gropes:

www.nonusual.com

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Taken on December 5, 2010